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06 May: Tair Kaminer starts her fifth spell in gaol. Send messages of support via Reuven Kaminer

04 May: Against the resort to denigration of Israel’s critics


23 Dec: JfJfP policy statement on BDS

14 Nov: Letter to the Guardian about the Board of Deputies

11 Nov: UK ban on visiting Palestinian mental health workers

20 Oct: letter in the Guardian

13 Sep: Rosh Hashanah greetings

21 Aug: JfJfP on Jeremy Corbyn

29 July: Letter to Evening Standard about its shoddy reporting

24 April: Letter to FIFA about Israeli football

15 April: Letter re Ed Miliband and Israel

11 Jan: Letter to the Guardian in response to Jonathan Freedland on Charlie Hebdo


15 Dec: Chanukah: Celebrating the miracle of holy oil not military power

1 Dec: Executive statement on bill to make Israel the nation state of the Jewish people

25 Nov: Submission to All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism

7 Sept: JfJfP Executive statement on Antisemitism

3 Aug: Urgent disclaimer

19 June Statement on the three kidnapped teenagers

25 April: Exec statement on Yarmouk

28 Mar: EJJP letter in support of Dutch pension fund PGGM's decision to divest from Israeli banks

24 Jan: Support for Riba resolution

16 Jan: EJJP lobbies EU in support of the EU Commission Guidelines, Aug 2013–Jan 2014


29 November: JfJfP, with many others, signs a "UK must protest at Bedouin expulsion" letter

November: Press release, letter to the Times and advert in the Independent on the Prawer Plan

September: Briefing note and leaflet on the Prawer Plan

September: JfJfP/EJJP on the EU guidelines with regard to Israel

14th June: JfJfP joins other organisations in protest to BBC

2nd June: A light unto nations? - a leaflet for distribution at the "Closer to Israel" rally in London

24 Jan: Letter re the 1923 San Remo convention

18 Jan: In Support of Bab al-Shams

17 Jan: Letter to Camden New Journal about Veolia

11 Jan: JfJfP supports public letter to President Obama

Comments in 2012 and 2011



Keep on keeping on

Protests outside the G4S AGM, June 2012. One partial victory up, a lifetime of injustices to go. See second item.

A new vision to tackle poverty

Letter from  36 rabbis and five student rabbis in support of campaigning against poverty and social injustice

The Guardian, June 11/12 2014

In 2005, Make Poverty History campaigned extensively to reduce debt and to call for urgent action for more and better aid in the poorest countries of the world. The goal to close the gap between rich and poor and to eliminate injustice and eradicate poverty is still a long way off internationally, but the campaign succeeded in some measure by beginning to hold governments to account for their promises. In 2014, as religious leaders in the UK, we are deeply disturbed by the conclusions of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission which has said that the government’s goal to reduce absolute child poverty goal is “simply unattainable” (UK’s child poverty goals unattainable, 9 June).

Here on our own doorstep, poverty is harming the health, wellbeing and prospects of children. The report demonstrates that while it is important to help people into work, the goal to reduce or eliminate poverty will not be met while incomes stagnate and the cost of food and housing rise relentlessly. The need to Make Child Poverty History in our own country is now urgent. Jewish values teach that there is nothing in the world more grievous than poverty. The gap between rich and poor is a shameful blot on our society. All of us, from the government down, must have a commitment to renew our vision of a socially responsible society and bring an end to economic  injustice. Our task is to ensure that all of us live in dignity and be accorded the fundamental right to a standard of living that is adequate for the health and well-being of their family.

Rabbi Alexandra Wright
Rabbi Charley Baginski
Rabbi Lisa Barrett
Rabbi Miriam Berger
Rabbi Rebecca Q Birk

Rabbi Janet Burden
Rabbi Douglas Charing
Rabbi Howard Cooper
Rabbi Janet Darley
Rabbi Ariel J. Friedlander

Rabbi Anna Gerrard
Rabbi Amanda Golby
Rabbi Aaron Goldstein
Rabbi Andrew Goldstein
Rabbi Harry Jacobi

Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi
Rabbi Richard Jacobi
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner
Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris
Rabbi Yuval Keren

Rabbi Sandra Kviat
Rabbi Daniel Lichman
Rabbi Monique Mayer
Rabbi David Mitchell
Rabbi Lea Muehlstein

Rabbi Jeffrey Newman
Rabbi Rene Pfertzel
Rabbi Marcia Plumb
Rabbi Danny Rich
Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild

Cantor Gershon Silins
Rabbi Mark L. Solomon
Rabbi Larry Tabick
Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah
Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers
Rabbi Andrea Zanardo

Student Rabbi Robyn Ashworth-Steen
Student Rabbi Nathan Godleman
Student Rabbi Daniel Lichman
Student Rabbi Zahavit Shalev
Student Rabbi Kath Vardi

Note from Progressive Rabbis in the UK
Progressive Rabbis in the UK – while not necessarily identifying with the campaigning goals of JfJfP – are strong advocates against social injustice both in the UK and in Israel and Palestine. Please see the website of the British Friends for Rabbis for Human Rights to learn about rabbinic support for justice in Israel and Palestine.

Below, the massive Make Poverty History demonstration in Edinburgh, 2005

Hampstead dams, G4S prison equipment, HS2 … still so much to protest about

Most of my friends have spent their lives marching, rallying and boycotting – they’re worn out, but the fight goes on online

By Michele Hanson, Guardian
June 10/11, 2014

What is a “Development Management Forum”? Is it a consultation? I went to one last week, about the silly £15m plan to build dams on Hampstead Heath, while my friend Clayden was protesting about G4S selling prison equipment to Israel. Then he protested on Saturday for Hands off Al Aqsa. But was it worth it? I’m worried that mine wasn’t. The developers seemed to think their dams were in the can, spoke to us as if we were aged 10 and the class dunces, and we may as well have addressed our complaints and suggestions to my dog’s bottom.

Most of my chums have spent their lives protesting. You name it, we’ve done it: sit-downs, boycotts, donations, marches and rallies. We’re still doing it online: signing letters, petitions and more protests, against rape, violence, detention centres, culls, cruelties, racism, pollution, corruption – a torrent of nastiness that never seems to end. No wonder some of us are feeling a bit worn down.

Never too old to keep on:from the Friends of Al Aqsa Facebook page.

“I’ve done teachers, miners, equal pay, civil rights, equal rights, ecology, ban-the-bomb, several wars and the fire brigade,” says Fielding, browned off. “I’m not rabid. I just want things to get a bit better. But they don’t, so I’ve given up. I’ve wasted my life. Everything I fought for has failed. The world has only lurched further into everything I didn’t want.”

That seems a bit wet, but Rosemary’s not putting up much of a fight either. All she has done is joined a preparation meeting for a protest over HS2, to decide whether to protest or not. Because HS2 keeps changing its mind and she’s no longer sure what she’s protesting about.

But Clayden has more hope. Because G4S has promised to stop supplying Israel with grisly equipment within three years, even if its security chaps were a bit rough with some shareholders. And a judicial review is looming for the dams. That’s one-and-a-half wins. So chins up everyone. Clayden plans to go down fighting. So do I. We will fight them in the parks, we will fight them in the shareholders’ meetings, we will fight them on Twitter …

Below: and never too young to start a life of protest. Here New York Jews demonstrate against a pro-settler meeting taking place in NY City, November 2013. From Jews Say No: Not in our Name.

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